Ghost Block and Markham

2014 Red Wine
Yountville

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 2
Vintage

2014

Ghost Block and Markham

Red Wine
Yountville

20 cases produced

Highlights

  • A collaboration expressing a powerful, terroir-driven
  • 111 years of Napa Valley heritage joins the Hoxsey and Del Bondio families in honoring our historic vineyards
  • A true noble red wine blend, featuring Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot
  • Grapes from Yountville and Oakville nested appellations, with all vineyards organically certified

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 240 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine reflects 111 years of Napa Valley heritage that joins the Hoxsey and Del Bondio families in honoring their historic vineyards. This collaboration expresses itself in a powerful, terroir-driven wine. A true noble red wine blend, it features Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The grapes are from the Yountville and Oakville nested appellations, with all vineyards organically certified.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Robert Lawson

Winemaker, Ghost Block Estate Wines

Winemaker, Robert Lawson

Rob was hired at Napa Wine Co. as an enologist in 1993. In 1997, he became general manager/winemaker at J.Fritz Winery in Sonoma. In 1998, however, Rob returned and was appointed as general manager of Napa Wine Company and soon assumed the position of CEO. Rob has overseen the production of many top wine labels, including Pahlmeyer, Bryant Family, Colgin, Blankiet, Staglin, Marcassin, Turley and Showket. He was fortunate to work alongside some of the most respected winemakers in the valley, such as Helen Turley, Paul Hobbs, Pam Starr and Heidi Peterson Barrett.

Country born: United States

Education: Rob graduated in 1992 from California State University, Fresno with a degree in Plant Science and an emphasis in Viticulture.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Rob seeks to capture the true varietal and regional character of the varietal by pairing New World technology with traditional techniques to create wines that are both fruit driven and robust in flavor and texture.

Kimberlee Jackson Nicholls

Winemaker, Markham

Winemaker, Kimberlee Jackson Nicholls

An integral part of the Markham Vineyards winemaking team since 1993. Kimberlee Nicholls was promoted from associate winemaker to winemaker in the fall of 2001.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. in Biology, Willamette University, Salem, OR. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (John Gibson / Francoise Peschon)

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Food, family and fun! Food and wine have a harmony that is best expressed at the table. We enjoy making wines here at Markham Vineyards that we can pair with food. Having fun and sharing with our family of friends makes us love what we do.

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